Crafty Mart Canton
Crafty Mart returns to Stark County at the Canton Museum of Art for Canton First Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free to both the Pop Up Market and the museum galleries. Crafty Mart’s addition to First Friday gives the Canton Arts District more opportunities to discover local artists, crafters and their handmade items. This event is supported in part by the generosity of ArtsinStark.
First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the full-out event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for July is Chalk the Walk. As part of First Friday, there will be a free showing of The Sandlot at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre.
See Awolnation at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
Join RRCA certified running coach Samantha Collmar for a 1- to 3-mile group run. Runners of all abilities and paces are welcome. Come wearing appropriate running attire for the weather, and bring your own water. Meet at the John Glenn Grove Trailhead. The run starts at 8 a.m. This is a free event.
Do the Mu!
Head to the Massillon Museum from noon to 2 p.m. for an afternoon of free fun for the whole family. Do the Mu! is open to all ages, and no registration is required.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Canton Farmers’ Market
The Canton Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday morning, rain or shine, June 18 through October 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the former Timken High School administrative building parking lot at the corner of Fourth Street and McKinley Avenue NW. The market has a lot more to offer than just fresh, local produce. Its vendors offer baked goods, artisan breads, cheese, eggs, meat, jams and honey, fresh flowers and more. There’s also live music, local artists, health checks, pet day, organic gardening tips and cooking demonstrations. Come join your friends and neighbors, and maybe even make some new ones at the market.
J Jams featuring Cody Martin
For the ninth year, ArtsinStark is proud to present J Jams, the free outdoor concerts at noon on Wednesdays in June and July. Bring your lunch or plan to purchase a hot dog meal. Tables and chairs will be set up for your convenience under the covered patio next to the Canton Memorial Civic Center and directly outside of the Cultural Center ticket office. Admission and parking are free.
July 6, 13, 20, 27
Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-In
Gervasi will host a weekly car cruise-in this summer on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a fun, casual evening at Gervasi Vineyard with the whole family. Showcase your car or stroll among them. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, live music and more. Admission is free, and feel free to grab a bite at one of the three restaurants on the property. Prizes are given at 7:30 p.m.
Learn a relaxing, low-cost new hobby or meet other people that share your interest. Master woodcarvers will share their expertise with you. Materials will be provided for beginners. Additional wood blanks may be available for purchase. This event is for ages 10 and older. This free event is at the Exploration Gateway Science Lab from 6 to 8 p.m.
Geeks who Drink
Geeks Who Drink at Buzzbin Music Shop is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz. The quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round and another round composed of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself, if you’re some kind of savant. Winning teams get street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Come to Buzzbin at 8 p.m. to join the fun.
Friends of the Louisville Library annual Tent Sale
There will be hundreds of gently used books to choose from, as well as DVDs, CDs and audio books at the Friends of the Louisville Library annual Tent Sale. All proceeds support the Louisville Public Library. The sale will be held at the old post office building and grounds at 504 E. Main Street in Louisville from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 7 through 9 and 1 to 4 p.m. July 10. For more information, call the Louisville Library at 330-875-1696.
July 8, 22
Friday Night Flicks
Head to downtown Louisville for a movie on the green. Movies start at 7 p.m. at the green space on Main Street, across from Citizens Bank. The movie for July 8 is “Marmaduke.” “The Good Dinosaur” will play on July 22.
July 8, 9, 15, 16, 29-31
Summer Movie Series
The Canton Palace Theatre is hosting a new summer movie series featuring popular films that audiences will love. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each showing for $5 per person. Tickets for double-feature showings are $8. July 8 and 9 is aviation weekend with “The Bridge of the River Kwai” playing at 7:30 p.m. July 8, “the Tuskegee Airman” playing at 6 p.m. July 9 and “Top Gun” playing at 8:10 p.m. July 9. Christmas in July will be celebrated with showings of “White Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. July 15 and “Die Hard” at
6 p.m. July 16, as well as “Die Hard 2” at 8:30 p.m. July 16. Anime Weekend will be the weekend of July 29, with showings of “Spirited Away” at 7:30 p.m. July 29 and anime shorts at 1 p.m. July 30 and 31.
Night Derby #1
Head to Sippo Lake Park and Marina for a night fishing derby. Registration begins at 5 p.m. the day of the event, with fishing from 6 to 11 p.m. for this night derby. Participants 16 years and older must show a valid Ohio fishing license at registration. Children younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. A $5 entry fee will be required at registration. Food and bait are available at Sippo Lake Marina. Prizes will be awarded at 11 p.m. Winners must be present at 11 p.m. to receive cash prizes.
The Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation
Head to the Canton Palace Theatre for an investigation into the world of the paranormal. The crew from Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will lead you in your investigation into the Spirits of the Palace Theatre. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the event begins at 10:30 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. Groups are limited to 30 people. Admission is $40 per person. Participants younger than 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Summer FunFest is an annual festival at First Christian Church. This year’s event will feature a car show, inflatable bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses, miniature horse rides, a petting zoo, face painting, 3-on-3 basketball, games, a photo booth, music, live entertainment, fair food stands and more. It’s a free event, but there is a minimal cost for food and drinks. Head to First Christian Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy the fun.
Seventh annual Faith & Family Festival
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hoover Park, enjoy all-day kids activities, praise and worship bands and food stations. It’s a wonderful day for Catholic families.
Cannoli Caper Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
Performed on the St. Helena Ill Canal Boat at 5 p.m., enjoy dinner on the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal while watching Act One of this hilarious murder mystery. Dinner will be catered by one of Canal Fulton’s favorite restaurants. Act Two takes you down the canal to Lock 4, where you will turn around as the show wraps up back at the Canalway Center. Tickets are $37. To purchase them, call 330-854-6835.
2016 Summer Kids Movie Series: “Minions”
Each summer, the Canton Palace Theatre hosts a Summer Kids Movie Series, featuring G or PG rated movies each Monday at 1 p.m. Group reservations are available, and all films are shown in HD quality. Take your kids to see “Minions.” Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $1.
Down to Earth Yoga
Join Stark Parks for a relaxing hour of yoga overlooking Deer Creek Reservoir. Participants will combine physical postures with breathing techniques to achieve a calm mind and strong body. This is open to all fitness levels, and no experience is required. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. The cost is $5, and the event is at Deer Creek Reservoir. Registration is required, and payment is online only. No refunds after July 3.
Summer Science Camp
This exciting camp at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will bring the world of science to students in grades one through five. Led by the museum’s science director, Lynette Reiner, there will be three hours of fun and educational activities each day, starting at 9 a.m. Sign up for one day or all week. Tuition is $20 per day for nonmembers and $18 per day for members. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043.
Serenades in the Park
What happens when the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park are combined with the orchestrated sounds of musicians? Serenades in the Park happens! It’s a free, family friendly, series of brass, woodwind and string ensembles performing. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite picnic food, games and blanket or chair and enjoy the music. Pre-concert activities begin at 5:30 p.m., and the 45-minute performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Hollow State Park in Hartville.
J Jams featuring Rock Salt & Nails
As part of the J Jams summer concert series, see Rock Salt & Nails from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase a hot dog meal or tasty substitute. Tables and chairs are set up for your convenience under the covered patio next to the Canton Memorial Civic Center and outside of the Cultural Center ticket office. Admission and parking are free.
Olde Canal Days Festival
Enjoy historic displays, a vintage baseball game and fireworks at the Olde Canal Days Festival in Canal Fulton. It’s open from 5 to 11 p.m. July 14 and 15 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 16. The Grande Parade is at 11 a.m. July 16 at Locust and Market streets, and the fireworks are at 10 p.m. July 16 at St. Helena Heritage Park.
Worldwide superstar Keith Urban is coming to Blossom Music Center. Join him as he performs all of his classics along with brand new smash hit singles from his latest album “Ripcord!” Fellow Country musicians Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris will be on for support. Tickets start at $37. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a great breakfast and look around at MAPS Air Museum. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children (admission to the museum is included). There will be a speaker every half hour.
Downtown Canton Flea
Head to Deli Ohio in downtown Canton for the third market of the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awaiting you are more than 50 vendors, offering art, crafts, antiques, handmade goods, vintage finds, farm fare and specialty foods, collectibles and all kinds of crazy other stuff you won’t find anywhere else. It’s all for sale, all for you, all in one place. It happens rain or shine and offers a mix of indoor and outdoor vendors.
Lake Community YMCA Golf Outing
Head to Sable Creek Golf Course for the Lake Community YMCA Golf Outing. Proceeds from the event stay with the Lake Community YMCA and help offset the cost of programming for families who otherwise could not afford to participate.
At the Mid-Summer’s Masquerade, being two-faced is all the rage. Come costumed, and compete for prizes at this under-the-stars evening at Fieldcrest Estate. Enjoy music for dining and dancing, cocktails and small plates and more than a few impish surprises. If you have been waiting for a signature event to attend, this mid-summer soiree is it.
2016 Summer Kids Movie Series: “Hotel Transylvania 2”
Each summer, the Canton Palace Theatre hosts a Summer Kids Movie Series, featuring G or PG rated movies each Monday at 1 p.m. Group reservations are available, and all films are shown in HD quality. Take your kids to see “Hotel Transylvania 2.” Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $1.
Vans Warped Tour
The Vans Warped Tour is coming to Blossom Music Center for a day of music, madness and mayhem. Catch the hottest acts at the coolest show of the year with sets from Falling in Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Yellowcard and many more. The concerts start at 11 a.m. Tickets start at $78.
J Jams featuring Rhythm in Blue
As part of the J Jams summer concert series, see Rhythm in Blue from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase a hot dog meal or tasty substitute. Tables and chairs are set up for your convenience under the covered patio next to the Canton Memorial Civic Center and outside of the Cultural Center ticket office. Admission and parking are free.
CMA UnTapped: Coloring Books & Beer
Untap your creativity at the Canton Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy craft beer flights, music and friends while coloring your stress away. The $20 ticket price includes one craft beer flight and all coloring supplies. Copies of books will be available at the gift shop for purchase. You must be 21 or older to attend. To register, call 330-453-7666, ext. 104 or visit the website.
Radio station WDJQ, Q92 FM will be hosting its Flo Rida summer concert at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton. Tickets range in price from $20 to $70 and are available only at Q92Radio.com.
The 720 Market
The 720 Market is a series of outdoor, pop-up makers and growers markets happening in North Canton. It will feature makers, growers, (bakers, keepers, artists, collectors, upcyclers) nonprofit organizations, food trucks, music and more. It will happen rain or shine. The market will be in the Hoover District parking lot at 256 E Maple Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sing along to all your favorite princess songs aboard the St. Helena III. During this one-and-a-half-hour ride, you will be magically transformed into a princess with beads, a tiara and a wand. Enjoy a princess lunch from the Dragonfly Tearoom at Lock 4. Tickets are $23. Call 330-854-6835.
Sixth annual Bellissimo: Fine Arts and Crafts Show
Enjoy a beautiful afternoon with the inspiring sights of the arts. Visual artists will be featured at the Outdoor Pavilion and along the pathways at Gervasi Vineyard from noon to 5 p.m. Art will be on display and for sale.
2016 Summer Kids Movie Series: “The Wizard of Oz”
Each summer, the Canton Palace Theatre hosts a Summer Kids Movie Series, featuring G or PG rated movies each Monday at 1 p.m. Group reservations are available. Take your kids to see “The Wizard of Oz.” Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $1.
J Jams featuring Saxy Rob
As part of the J Jams summer concert series, see Saxy Rob from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase a hot dog meal. Tables and chairs are set up for your convenience under the covered patio next to the Canton Memorial Civic Center and outside of the Cultural Center ticket office. Admission and parking are free.
Serenades in the Park
What happens when the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park are combined with the orchestrated sounds of musicians? Serenades in the Park happens. It’s a free, family friendly, series of brass, woodwind and string ensembles performing. Everyone is invited to bring picnic food, games and a blanket or chair and enjoy the music. Pre-concert activities begin at 5:30 p.m., and the 45-minute performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Cook’s Lagoon at the 1800 Block of Mahoning Road NE in Canton.
Platinum bombshell and multi-award winning country queen Miranda Lambert will hit the road this summer on her red hot Keeper of the Flame Tour. She is coming to Blossom Music Center and will be joined by Kip Moore & Brothers Osborne. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $33.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic and Jackson-Belden Music Fest & Fireworks
Head to the campuses of Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College to enjoy the Jackson-Belden Music Fest and Balloon Classic, which both start at 4 p.m. July 29 and 30. There is also a Night Glow in the evening of July 29. The Balloon Classic starts at 6:30 a.m. July 30 and 31.